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cathysaid

Joined November 2016

Book addict. www.goodreads.com/cathysaid
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The Reckoning: A Novel by John Grisham
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Clock Dance by Anne Tyler
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Lost Book of the Grail | Charlie Lovett
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What a delightful book! Intrigue, legend and lore, humor, and a bit of romance between two librarians on each side of the digitization divide. And the British narrator just adds a sumptuous layer. Recommended. 4/5 ⭐️ #audiobook #mystery

ReadosaurusText This looks awesome!!! I‘ve got a real #blameitonlitsy situation here. 🤣 21h
cathysaid @ReadosaurusText I believe the solution includes a visit to the bookstore/library/interwebz stat! Or in my case...Hoopla. (edited) 21h
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Reckoning | John Grisham
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While I believe that his first four books will ALWAYS be his best, this one still ranks near the top. For years it seems Grisham has been cranking out so-so, formulaic work. Recently, I only checked out his audiobooks when nothing else was available. But this one is surprisingly good. Fully developed characters, family drama and dysfunction, and lots of legal maneuvering. 3.5/5 stars...finally! #crime #legalthriller #audiobook

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Wolfhunter River | Rachel Caine
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Fast paced and entertaining brain candy! Book #3 in the Stillhouse Lake series. If you're looking for believable characters or situations, this isn't for you. But if you're looking for entertainment and page-turning action, this is her best yet. 3/5 stars #series #crime #braincandy

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A Place of Execution | Val McDermid
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There are some really good books on this list! Already added three on Hoopla! And the tagged book was mentioned more than once.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/16/50-great-thrillers-by-women-agatha...

#crime #thriller #femaleauthors

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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An amazing bookstore. Carefully curated selection, employees who are helpful and knowledgeable, and located in the most amazing city of Asheville. My absolute favorite bookstore in the US. And their sister (used) bookstore, Downtown Books and News, is delightful as well.

DGRachel My goal is to get over there one weekend before the year is out! 1w
Bookish_B I'll be Asheville next weekend (from Los Angeles) and I plan to go to this bookstore. So excited! (edited) 1w
cathysaid @Bookish_B You will fall in love. Check out their staff recs. And the used bookstore on the next block. 7d
cathysaid @DGRachel You must! And great restaurants too. 7d
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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Mehso-so

I don‘t get it 🤷‍♀️

Lovely prose. Some well crafted, poignant passages. But overall, the structure made little sense to me.

I‘m left feeling like there‘s something significant that I am entirely missing. And perhaps it‘s just pride, but I don‘t like that feeling.

Thus, it‘s just a so-so for me.

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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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🤔 Things that make you go hmmmm...

Trashcanman Well said! 2w
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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“...but there‘s no getting around the fact that she‘s always the one holding the mirror.”

Perspective, no? Makes me think of the adage: “History is written by the winners.”

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Mistaken Identity | Lisa Scottoline
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A solid showing from Scottoline. Bennie, founder of an all female law firm, takes on a possible death penalty case involving the death of a cop. And the accused may be her twin. Solid legal crime novel sprinkled with dry humor and Philly characters. And a lot of spaghetti & meatballs. 3.5/5 ⭐️ #crime

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1. Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday and Clock Dance by Anne Tyler. Very different writing styles but enjoying both. Asymmetry is a debut novel and Clock Dance is written by a veteran.
2. I interpreted “green” by the cover so I chose Idaho
3. Honeysuckle! And it‘s prime blooming season in my backyard, so it smells lovely.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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Saturday reading of my #LMPBC book. Entertaining...perfect weekend reading. 🍸

#LMPBC #GroupT #BooksAndBrews

@sprainedbrain @EmilyM @EclecticBookLover

EclecticBookLover Love the martini! 2w
Aims42 Looks like an ideal Saturday night! Cheers, friend 🍸📚 2w
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Ragman's Memory | Archer Mayor
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Another entertaining book in this crime series. I particularly like this for audiobook listening-while-driving in the car. Not too distracting, familiar characters, plot isn‘t complicated but engaging enough, and if your mind wanders you won‘t miss much. 3 1/2 ⭐️ #audiobooks #crime

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https://bookriot.com/2019/05/08/memoirs-about-mental-illness/

Having been diagnosed with Clinical Depression over twenty years ago, I‘m always on the lookout for solid books about mental illness that are informative and engaging yet not self-pitying. This list from Book Riot looks excellent. Tagged book is the best I‘ve ever read, and I want to read the 3 pictured. Anyone read these? #mentalillness #mentalhealthawareness

GondorGirl I've not read those, but there is some great sounding books on this list. Thanks for the link- I've bookmarked it for later! ❤ 2w
BethM I‘ve only read Girl Interrupted. 2w
EmilyM @cathysaid The Noonday Demon looks really good, as does the one you tagged. I, too, have been diagnosed with clinical depression since I was a junior in high school (I'm 44 now). Is the book you tagged depressing? I like books that make me feel like I am not alone but I don't want books about depression that throw me into a depression. You know what I mean? 2w
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cathysaid @GondorGirl you‘re welcome 😉 2w
cathysaid @EmilyM Absolutely I know what you mean. Most books don‘t seem to be very good. And Noonday Demon looks quite intriguing to me, as does the Vonnegut one. And I can‘t recommend the tagged book enough. Styron captures perfectly the struggle; his was truly the first book I read where I kept saying “exactly!!” throughout...it felt like finally someone put into words what I could never fully describe. 2w
EmilyM @cathysaid Sounds good! I stacked it! 2w
kspenmoll I loved Styron‘s book as well. Noonday Demon is well done; AS research & writing in all his books are fantastic. Vonnegut I have not read.My issue is anxiety but I work with adolescents. Some of whom suffer from depression. (edited) 2w
Trashcanman @kspenmoll Styrons book felt like no other book on the subject I've ever read. It hit so close to home. As much as a tree grows in Brooklyn hit close to home. 2w
kspenmoll @Trashcanman So glad you have Another close to the heart book 2w
Kalalalatja Thanks for posting this! 2w
batsy Thanks for sharing. 2w
cathysaid @kspenmoll I think there were a few memoirs focused on experience with anxiety in the list. 2w
cathysaid @Kalalalatja @batsy You‘re welcome! 2w
saresmoore Thanks for sharing! ♥️ @LauraBeth Just tagging you here in case you haven‘t already come across these titles. 2w
LauraBeth Thanks for sharing this list @cathysaid ❤️and thanks for tagging me @saresmoore 😘 2w
cathysaid @saresmoore @LauraBeth @kspenmoll @batsy @kalalalatja @emilyM @gondorgirl @bethm You‘re all quite welcome. If you read any, let me know what you think. I‘ll do the same. 2w
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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Hi @EmilyM . I received this earlier in the week but didn‘t have a chance to post until now. Looking forward to it!
#LMPBC #GroupT @sprainedbrain @EclecticBookLover

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After You'd Gone | Maggie O'Farrell
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@sprainedbrain It‘s on the way! Estimated arrival is 5/2. Hope you like it as much as I did. #LMPBC #bookmail

Trashcanman There are questions. Questions. There's no home for me here. 4w
cathysaid @Trashcanman Don‘t ask Depression for any answers, because it lies. But don‘t let it win, either. Because it‘s an evil motherfucker and god knows it doesn‘t deserve success. But you do. And I do. So stand with me, George. Or sit. Sitting is good, too...just ask Ghandi. Man was he a good sitter. 🤟 4w
EmilyM @cathysaid I just sent Clock Dance to you today! Should take about a week. 4w
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Trashcanman The future is frightening 4w
cathysaid @EmilyM Looking forward to it! 4w
sprainedbrain It arrived today! 😊 3w
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If I based this review on writing quality, it would be a “pan.” But since the case is fascinating to me, I‘m giving it a so-so based solely on the info. In the 70‘s, Barbara Hoffman of Madison, WI, an employee of a “massage parlor,” allegedly killed two men by cyanide poisoning in order to get their insurance money...though nothing about this case is so cut and dried. Top right is Hoffman at an early hearing & bottom right is verdict. #truecrime

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Scent of Evil | Archer Mayor
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Another good one in the Joe Gunther series. Police procedural, gritty but with a bit of humor, engaging but also an easy listen. A great go-to crime series for audio. 3.5/5 ⭐️

#crime #crimeseries #series #audio

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Hey...it‘s pink! I think that‘s celebratory 😬

JacqMac Oh, Martini Day! I am about to make myself one.🍸 1mo
cathysaid @JacqMac Cheers! 🥂 1mo
LauraJ Martini Day? Nice! 1mo
cathysaid @LauraJ It‘s a little celebrated holiday. Trying to do my part to raise awareness 😬 1mo
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Go: A Coming of Age Novel | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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STOP WHAT YOU‘RE DOING AND GO GET YOUR NINE FREE KINDLE BOOKS!

#freebooks #yesvirginiathereisasantaclaus

Beatlefan129 This just made my day! 1mo
DivineDiana I just did! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 1mo
thebluestocking Thank you! I went and got them all!! 1mo
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8little_paws I can't seem to find this online. Only links to last year's 1mo
Crazeedi Yep!! Done!! 1mo
8little_paws Ok never mind I found it. They sure keep it under wraps! 1mo
cathysaid @8little_paws I only got to it through a link on an email. 1mo
cathysaid @Beatlefan129 Nice surprise! 1mo
cathysaid @thebluestocking You‘re welcome 😉 1mo
cathysaid @DivineDiana @Crazeedi They look really interesting... 1mo
8little_paws I had to really Google around! 1mo
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This. Is. Preciousness. ❤️

Fridameetslucy Gives me hope 1mo
cathysaid @Fridameetslucy The best is yet to come ❤️ 1mo
Christine Aww! Thanks for sharing. 1mo
cathysaid @Christine You‘re welcome 😉 1mo
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Hallelujah | J Scott Featherstone
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Finally! Halle-freakin-lujah!!!! We can now filter Kindle books to show “read” or “unread.” I‘m over-the-moon happy about this.

Or did this happen weeks ago and I‘m just now noticing???

#kindle

Ashley_Nicoletto Whattttt?! Trying this out. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I only wish it was actually accurate. Thankfully, the user can mark the book as read. 1mo
Itchyfeetreader Great tip off to look for this 1mo
cathysaid @BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, seems to be a bit off...hope they fix that. 😐 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @cathysaid What I think is that it draws from Goodreads. If you marked an edition other than Kindle as Read, it does t show up in your list. 1mo
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After You'd Gone | Maggie O'Farrell
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Excellent. I‘m going to definitely read more by this author. Great pick for our #lmpbc and I look forward to hearing what others think. Don‘t want to say more but I will after everyone in our group has read it. Thanks @EmilyM ! 4/5⭐️

@sprainedbrain @EclecticBookLover

EmilyM @cathysaid Glad you liked it! I love how she jumps around in time to tell the story. 1mo
EmilyM @CarolynM I have that stacked! I live her writing style. 1mo
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EmilyM *love 1mo
Rachel_nyc If you haven‘t already read it, this one is fantastic. I‘ve been meaning to read more from her as well. 1mo
cathysaid @Rachel_nyc Yes, that‘s the next one I want to read. 1mo
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The Substitute | Nicole Lundrigan
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A pleasant surprise found on Hoopla. Great character development (which seems like a strange statement since one of those main characters is a teenage psychopath). Interesting plot and a twist ending. 4/5⭐️

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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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A little bizarre yet strangely appealing. Generations of family members affected by a horrendous crime, each in his or her own way, are presented as vulnerable, caring, manipulative and hateful, depending on the situation. Ending is surprisingly touching if somewhat implausible...but that could be said for many fiction novels, right? 4/5 ⭐️

Cathythoughts I‘ve yet to read this ... but your review is making me very interested 1mo
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Cemetery Road | Greg Iles
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Rachbb3 I love Greg Isles! I know that @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks is too. 😊 1mo
Rachbb3 My phone changed the name spelling. 😒 1mo
cathysaid @Rachbb3 My phone decided long ago that I had this bizarre fascination with ducks. Changed the spelling to “ducks” all the time! Seriously...what the Duck!?! 🦆🦆🦆 1mo
Rachbb3 😂😂😂 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Rachbb3 yes!!! Thank you!!! 1mo
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Desperation | Stephen King
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I mean...seriously!!??!!

CouronneDhiver Preach 1mo
TheNerdyProfessor 🙌🙌 1mo
hermyknee 😂 1mo
AlaMich 😆 1mo
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Southern Fried | Tonya Kappes
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Journey in Stages | Ra'oof Saleem
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I call this work “Reading in Stages.”

Stage 1: Coffee ☕️
Stage 2: Coffee infused Wine 🍷

Don‘t try this at home unless you are a trained professional.

#SundayFunday

RvnclawWhovian Oohhh hows that coffee infused wine? I‘ve tried the apothic bourbon barrel aged wine and it was okay 2mo
cathysaid @RvnclawWhovian Soooo good. Just a hint of coffee...but if you like coffee it‘s wonderful. I bought a case from Total Wine and I‘ve never bought a case of the same wine before. 2mo
RvnclawWhovian I love coffee so I‘ll have to give it a try! 2mo
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Borderlines | Archer Mayor
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After finding the first in Archer‘s “Joe Gunther” series a bit lackluster, I wasn‘t expecting much from this one. But I was pleasantly surprised. Characters were better developed, plot line more engaging and dialogue was more believable. Glad I found this series for audio as I also like the narrator (I‘m a bit picky when it comes to narrators.) 3.5/5 ⭐️

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The Little House | Virginia Lee Burton
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Book: The tagged book - a small and lonely house in the middle of a city growing around it.
Movie: The Little House of Horrors...”Feed me Seymour. FEED ME.”
Song: “Our House” by Crosby, Stills & Nash -

“Our house is a very, very, very fine house with two cats in the yard
Life used to be so hard”

#manicmonday @JoScho

AlaMich Love Little Shop of Horrors! 2mo
cathysaid @AlaMich Ah yes...”shop” not “house”! 😂😬 2mo
JoScho 💙🏡💙 2mo
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I Don't Understand | Amanda Saffiedine
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For the love of god and all that is holy...what does the crossing out of words in book titles mean? Are they ARCs? Is this some sort of secret enemy code? Is it a passing fad? I NEED ANSWERS PEOPLE. Help me understand. Please. #AmITooOldToUnderstand #IfSoThenPleasePutMeOutOfMyMisery #ItsBestForEveryone

hermyknee A fad? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
mcipher I vote fad, too. 2mo
cathysaid @hermyknee @mcipher So I didn‘t miss the memo about the super secret code? Gotta admit...I was hoping for a code. 😬 2mo
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Hooked_on_books Yeah, I don‘t get this either. 2mo
EmilyM 🤣🤣 2mo
Crazeedi Weird🤨 2mo
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Dry Bones in the Valley, his first book, got great reviews. So when I saw this one on Hoopla I had high hopes. But I‘m 65% in and I still don‘t care about the characters or the convoluted plot. Perhaps this would be better read in paper format. 🤷‍♀️

Mdargusch Time to move on! 2mo
cathysaid @Mdargusch Oddly liberating, isn‘t it? 2mo
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The Golden State: A Novel | Lydia Kiesling
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I wanted to like this...I really did. So much of it was unique, from plot to writing style. A single mother heads to northern CA for a hiatus from her life/circumstances & encounters quirky characters. But the sentence structure that lacked, well, ANY structure became exhausting, the lack of connective plot detail left me frustrated & the constant self-analysis by the narrator was far too indulgent for my tastes. 2.5/5 ⭐️

#ASwingAndAMiss #ToBfail

MicheleinPhilly Ugh. Yes. I felt the same way. 2mo
EmilyM I felt the same way. The only reason I finished it was because I got it as an ARC from Netgalley. 2mo
cathysaid @MicheleinPhilly @EmilyM Your commiseration makes me realize it wasn‘t that I just wasn‘t “getting it” but that this is a style that will definitely only appeal to some. I guess I just need my commas and periods and FOR GOD‘S SAKE A LITTLE STRUCTURE to enjoy literature. 2mo
BarbaraBB So sorry. I loved it 💜 2mo
cathysaid @BarbaraBB I saw that in the reviews 😬 And clearly many liked it if it made the #ToB long list. It just never clicked for me 🤷‍♀️ But I‘m glad you liked! 2mo
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All for Nothing | Walter Kempowski
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My #LMPBC book...it took a few hours of reflection to decide that ultimately, I enjoyed it. Not a light or happy read, but the author‘s talent for capturing/creating a mood with carefully chosen detail and internal dialogue shines. Best read (IMHO) in smaller chunks. But no spoilers! Coming your way on Monday @sprainedbrain

(I take the “markup” over the top...I certainly don‘t expect that from others!)

#GroupT @EclecticBookLover @EmilyM

cathysaid @sisilia I thought you might be interested... 2mo
sisilia @cathysaid Yay, glad that you enjoyed it 😃 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m excited about this one! 2mo
sprainedbrain Cathy, the book arrived safely! ☺️ 1mo
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The Kept Woman | Karin Slaughter
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March has been a Karin Slaughter month. Three of my reads have been Slaughter on audio. And folks...this is the best Slaughter yet. Jacked up beyond all reason. Truly warped. Psychological thriller + police procedural and edge of your seat action, with all the characters in the Will Trent series involved. Highly recommended.

#crime #thriller #WTFdidIjustread 😱😱😱

DHill Just finished this one too and it‘s my favorite in the series. 2mo
cathysaid @DHill Right? For me that rarely happens so late in a series, so I was pleasantly surprised, 2mo
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All for Nothing | Walter Kempowski
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1. Hubs is grilling. Excellent weather today in the South. ☀️🌻🍹

2. All for Nothing. It‘s my #LMPBC book that needs to go in the mail pronto!

3. Hopefully 10. New meds and crappy job situation currently distracting me. 🤬

@Samplergal #FridayFun

ProfReader Chinese...I think...thirteen Reasons Why (hopefully...five books is the goal for April. 2mo
Samplergal Thanks for playing! Yes beautiful weather here in SoFlo. Enjoy your weekend! 2mo
cathysaid @ProfReader My April will more likely be around five books as well. 2mo
cathysaid @Samplergal You too! 2mo
ProfReader @cathysaid Let me know if you meet your goal. (edited) 2mo
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After You'd Gone | Maggie O'Farrell
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Look what came today! #LMPBC book! @EmilyM I‘m looking forward to it. Gotta finish my book this weekend and get it mailed to @sprainedbrain on Monday!

#bookmail #GroupT @EclecticBookLover

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The Bookshop Girl | Sylvia Bishop
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I‘ve been to several of these (Austin, Portland, ME, Seattle, Nashville, Charleston, SC. And I‘m highly annoyed Malaprops in Asheville didn‘t make the list. How about you?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/577201/best-bookstores-all-50-states

Bookish.SAM This list is giving me some serious road trip vibes 🚗📚👏 2mo
Karkar Oh man the did not pick Powell‘s for Oregon. I am sad. It is my most favorite bookstore ever. 2mo
cathysaid @Karkar Right? They got a mention as “runners-up” but c‘mon! 2mo
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cathysaid @Bookish.SAM Always! 2mo
IamIamIam They didn't even MENTION the Book Barn in Connecticut! I'm out!! Lol... I didn't even check NY after that!!! 😂 2mo
vivastory This is a really strange list. They don't cite Powell's, but The Strand makes the best NY store. Also, no mention at all of Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa?! Yet, I completely agree with Left Bank as being the greatest in MO. What a weird compilation... 2mo
cathysaid @IamIamIam @vivastory I‘m starting to suspect these stores must have been nominated in order to be considered... 2mo
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A literary brewery 😬 #booksandbrews

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How cool is this library sign?!? ❤️ #library #litsyloveslibraries

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s awesome!! 2mo
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The Mountain's Call | Caitlin Brennan
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#LMPBC reading in the mountains of NC!

collegecatlady Do you live here? I live in Cullowhee, NC! 2mo
cathysaid I do not but we‘re staying in Highlands/Cashiers for the weekend. I live in Atlanta. 2mo
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This retelling of the Ripper Murders investigated by Sherlock Holmes is quite good. Mood setting was spot on, dry wit was engaging, disturbing description abounds. And I must confess, picturing in my mind Benedict Cumberbatch for hours on end put this girl in a happy mood. 😬 4/5 ⭐️

#crime #mystery #eyecandy

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Me | Katharine Hepburn
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Me. Every morning of my life.

(via Bibliocave on FB)

Trashcanman Ha! 2mo
JSW Sounds about right! (edited) 2mo
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Bitter! | Ronald Pattinson
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Chelleo Right! 2mo
Aims42 🤣 I hadn‘t thought of it that way. You‘re so right!!!! 2mo
KristenDuck Bahaha I thought this too!! 2mo
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CouronneDhiver Right?! 😒 2mo
Cortg Yes, but I can stay awake longer now that it gets darker later, so in my world, I love it! 2mo
Purrfectpages 👏 2mo
kezzlou85 What's even worse is when it changes in England its also Mothers day. 2mo
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All for Nothing | Walter Kempowski
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Today‘s accompaniment with #LMPBC reading is a Filthy Martini 🍸

Pricel101 Love this! #booksandbooze 🍸😄 2mo
darklydreaming Yum!! You‘ve inspired me to make a Caesar 🙌 2mo
cathysaid @Pricel101 And I love #booksandbooze ! Sound like the perfect club... 2mo
cathysaid @darklydreaming That sounds far more healthy than “Filthy Martini” 2mo
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All for Nothing | Walter Kempowski
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How‘s everyone doing with their #LMPBC reads? #GroupT

@sprainedbrain @EclecticBookLover @EmilyM

I‘m enjoying this one more than I expected. I thought it might be too heavy on the history but it really isn‘t. Knowing the historical background helps understand the perspective through which Kempowski examines this quirky cast of characters. (And he‘s got quite the dry wit 🤣). Hope you are all enjoying your choices!

EclecticBookLover Almost done with mine! I'm really enjoying it. First book I've enjoyed in a long time. 😊 2mo
cathysaid @EclecticBookLover Now I‘m really looking forward to it! I‘ve had a hard time concentrating on much lately as well. It‘s so frustrating. 2mo
pocketmermaid Whatever‘s in that cup looks really good. 👍 2mo
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EclecticBookLover I hate it when that happens! Lately I haven't been able to find something that's good and holds my attention. I think this book is finally getting me through my drought. 2mo
EmilyM I'm going to read mine next, after finishing A Woman is No Man. 2mo
EmilyM @cathysaid Can you write down, in the book, the web address of whatever website you found that was helpful in understanding the context? 2mo
EmilyM @cathysaid Sounds good! 2mo
cathysaid @pocketmermaid Rum and coke! (edited) 2mo
cathysaid @EmilyM I printed the pages that helped me. Summed up the political/refugee situation at the end of WWII in a few paragraphs. I‘ll include it with the book. 2mo
sprainedbrain I haven‘t started mine yet, but plan to soon! 2mo
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Better Not Pout | Annabeth Albert
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Early 70s. Not much different today 😬

@howjessreads

#friyayintro #selfie

LeahBergen 😆😆 This is awesome! 2mo
Trashcanman Ha this picture is awesome. 🤗💖 2mo
cathysaid @LeahBergen @Trashcanman My husband has posted it on the fridge and refers to it constantly (and, I believe, quite unnecessarily as I am a delightful fucking flower...or so I remind him). (edited) 2mo
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LibrarianRyan Ahhhhh 2mo
Tamra Bahahahaha! Love it 2mo
SharonAlger Cute! Haha! 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 💕💕 2mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Classic Karin Slaughter. In this standalone novel, she incorporates psychological studies with an acerbic wit. Plot is unique and moves at a steady pace. But the main characters frustrated me, sometimes to the point where I thought about quitting. A mother & daughter, at times strong, were just as often weak and whiny. I get Slaughter did it so she could point out the transformation, but damn if it didn‘t also piss me right off! 3/5 ⭐️ #crime

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What an interesting question! When I read it, I immediately thought of Three Pines, the primary location in the Louise Penny books. Visiting this quaint little Canadian village is like curling up in your most comfy reading chair under a well worn quilt in front of the fireplace. Upon meeting them, the quirky cast of characters immediately became my friends and I often wonder how they‘re doing! Comfort reading at its best. 🌲🌲🌲 #GiGiBookBox

GondorGirl Sounds perfect! 😍 3mo
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The Bedtime Story Book | Jen Wainwright
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Linsy Awwww 😭 3mo
Crazeedi Lord give us more teachers like this man, and Lord grant him a special blessing 3mo
aschermetz “If a child feels loved, they will try.” 😭😭Love this so much. 3mo
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Tamra That is wonderful! 3mo
Texreader So fantastic!! Love it! 3mo
Fridameetslucy This is literally my current job in the South Bronx! 2mo
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